“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

with Paulette Graf

February 10th—April 6th

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a unique synthesis of transformative mind and body skills that enable us to realign our relationship to stress. Continue »

Learn to Work with Strong Emotions

with Lodro Rinzler

February 18th

A one-night workshop focusing on how to work with strong emotions. This class offers practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful, compassionate human beings. Continue »

(Feb) Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with John Sennhauser

February 19th—February 21st

Level II emphasizes how habitual fear and anxiety lose power over us when met with an attitude of gentleness. Continue »

Flower Arrangement: Inspiration and Impact

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

February 19th

Join Marcia Shibata for a public demonstration and talk on Kado or "The Way of Flowers," a meditative art of flower arranging that studies nature as it is. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City

    Buddha With a Smartphone – Podcast Episode No. 90

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    Shastri Ethan Nichtern examines the relevance of meditation to contemporary life. How does a Buddha use a smartphone? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Perhaps a Buddha would use a smartphone to tell all your friends about the podcast! Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    Self-Doubt – Podcast Episode No. 89

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    Natalie Baker discusses “the Buddhist version of Original Sin”, Self-Doubt, and how meditation can help us work with this doubt. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. No doubt about it, your friends will love you when you tell them about the … Continue 

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    Greeting Fatigue with Mindful Motion

    When working with fatigue, the simple movements of Qi Gong can do more to stimulate energy than intense exercise regimes that can further exhaust the body.